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As of April 1, 2023, Nexsen Pruet will merge with
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Carl Petkoff is an attorney in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Financial Services Practice Group. He represents financial institutions and other entities in connection with creditors’ rights, bankruptcies, workouts and foreclosures. Carl also assists clients with litigation and general business law matters, including regulatory compliance and contract disputes.

Carl earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he served on the editorial board of the South Carolina Law Review. Carl was also a member of the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Wig and Robe. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Miami University.

Before attending law school, Carl worked in operations management for a food products distributor. In this role, he oversaw warehousing and transportation functions while supervising a team of over 20 warehouse employees and CDL truck drivers.

Community & Professional

  • South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section and Young Lawyers Division


Carl authored Joint Employment Under the FLSA: The Fourth Circuit’s Decision to Be Different, 70 S.C. L. Rev. 1125 (2019).


  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
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